Press Releases

Monday, March 18, 2019

Recognizing Women of Distinction

Pasadena, CA – In Celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2019, Assemblymember Chris Holden will recognize the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction at his Annual Spring District Office Open House. The women are being recognized for their service that has a made a positive impact in the community.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 30, that ensures dual enrollment opportunities remain available to students, passed unanimously in the Assembly Committee on Higher Education today.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sacramento, CA – As part of an annual celebration of Women’s History Month in the State Capitol, Assemblymember Chris Holden recognized Tournament of Roses President and South Pasadena resident Laura Farber as the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden reintroduced legislation that requires operators of idle and abandoned oil and gas wells to report  hydrocarbon emissions found during the well plugging process. Assembly Bill 1328 also requires results from these tested oil and gas wells to be collected and publicly reported by the Department of Conservation.

“We need to know how much and how often these wells are emitting pollutants in order to protect public health,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced AB 533 today which incentivizes participation in water efficiency and storm water runoff improvement programs.


“Water conservation shouldn’t be taxed,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “We must do all we can to incentivize Californians to increase water efficiency in a state that is prone to chronic droughts.”


Tuesday, February 12, 2019


February 11, 2019



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Community Leaders Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature

Pasadena (CA) – Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs were recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in Sacramento as the 41st Assembly District’s “2019 Unsung Heroes” for their contributions to the advancement of equal rights for all individuals.

“Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs’ contributions to our community will have a powerful impact for years to come,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Through their dedication and hard work, they carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and are an inspiration for future generations.”

Monday, February 11, 2019

Pasadena (CA) – Legislators representing communities at risk of wildfires along the San Gabriel Foothills from La Canada to Upland will host a wildfire town hall in Pasadena on Thursday February 21st 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Pasadena High School Gymnasium.

“We live in an area that is beautiful yet prone to wildfires which poses a risk to our property and well-being,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The good news is that we can take steps at the individual and state level to help prevent wildfires that will save lives and our communities.”